Have tried for over a year and 1/2 to loose weight...
Have tried for over a year and 1/2 to loose weight especially around the stomach and arms. Had my left ovary removed four years ago and it seems no matter what I can't get rid of those areas. Lost 20 lbs but been at a stable weight for over a year now, 5'5 155. I'm still loosing slowly especially my legs and butt, but I have decided to give myself some motivation and self confidence, especially since the last 3 yrs of my life have been all about my 8 yr old diabetic son, (who I love more than anything and he inspires me by his strength).
4 days postop
I had originally posted all my progress in the breast lift section since I had been considering it too, but decided to wait til next year. Then realized this is where I need to be documenting my progress :). My surgery was 3/20 and was uneventful, painful but manageable with the pain pills and Lyrica. I had a total of 6.45 liters removed. Still very sore and stiff. Feels like my skin is stretched thin and burns. My weight today was 159.6 which is up from 154.8 preop. Have lost 6" from around my belly button, 2" around my hips, .5" under my bust, and 2" off my arms. Can't wait til the swelling and bruising go down. But every time I look in a mirror I smile and envision myself wearing something tight fitting :).
Saw the dr for 1st postop appointment today.
Everything went well. Dr Vennemeyer was excited and happy with how I was recovering, considering my age and the fact that I had 3 children prior! :) Still a lot of swelling and bruising, especially in my arms. He's so sweet and gentle natured I'm really going to miss him! He told me he was surprised by the amount of fat he took from my arms, and verified what I've been saying for years, he took 500 ml out when the norm is 200-300! So anxious for the pain, bruising, and swelling to go down, I foresee tank tops and tube tops in my future! :)
Down from a size 10/12 to a 6/8!
2 weeks out and my recovery is going well, besides the itching. Benadryl has been a must. So far I am thrilled with my results, I can actually start to see my stomach muscles! Bruising is almost completely gone and just a residual amount of swelling. Will post pics soon. Back to dr Wednesday for another postop check. Weight is down to 152!
Went for another postop apt today.
Saw the dr today, says I'm doing great! Down from a size 10/12 to a 6/8! Start endermologie Monday. Been upping the deep massage and it really helps with the pain and lumps. Can't wait for summer. :)